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Born and raised in Richmond, VA,  Zach traveled to Chicago to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a minor in Art History and Acting. Lately of the Leigh Gallery in Chicago, Zach’s work has been featured in both solo and group shows, as well as in a variety of printed and online publications.

Zach Describes himself as a "place painter." His commissions consist mostly of bringing special memories or locations of others to life through his unique, somewhat whimsical lens.  A portrait of a house that one calls home,  that candlelit hole in the wall where someone popped the question or a beloved landmark are just a few examples of Zach's passion in bringing a smile or tear to his clients eye.

Zach's own studio work explores not just places but the endless possibilities of the abstract. A colorist at heart, Zach is interested in balancing the relationship of form and composition while still introducing slight familiar narratives within- such as arches and stairways the eye might recognize. Gold Leaf and textured mediums are now entwined in his newest work, transcending his process to the next level.  


Zach resides in the Museum District right in the heart of Richmond, VA where he continues his practice. Currently teaching at the Glenn Allen Cultural Arts Center, Zach also continues taking part in RVAs local theatre scene.


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